Dallas Children’s Theater presents Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly

© 2011 Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss. By special arrangement with Pippin Properties, Inc. and Gurman Agency LLC.

The coolest ever rock-n-roll romp through a bug’s world commands center stage in this hip-hoppin’ musical that promotes eco-consciousness, earth science, and tolerance of others. The popular characters from the bestselling books are not so unusual: Worm eats his homework and has no legs. Fly has 327 siblings and wants to be a superhero. And Spider can’t wait to grow up and molt.

When Fly’s Aunt Rita needs help getting out of a tight spot, the squad must combine their talents and work as a team on the rescue mission of a lifetime. While there’s no pop quiz, you might just learn that a bug’s life isn’t that different from your own.

Get to know all the critters in the class!

Worm, Spider, and Fly have been studying their environment all year long… and now they are ready to share the facts they have learned with you and your family.

Before each performance for a critter-themed craft that will have you bugging out big time. As is tradition, photo ops abound and actors will sign autographs at all performances. And, exclusively after the show on opening night, all are welcome to cool off with a snow cone from Big D Kona Ice.

Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly
Dallas Children’s Theater
June 14 – July 7, 2019 – Ages 3 and up

Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing
Based on the three books by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Harry Bliss

For information and tickets, visit Dallas Children’s Theater

Fun Things to Do in DFW in May

fathers day arboretum

May is a great month to enjoy the beautiful weather at events in the Dallas – Fort Worth area. You and your family can enter a costume contest on the closing weekend of Scarborough Renaissance Festival, celebrate Memorial Day at the Dallas Arboretum and so much more!

Here are a few fun things to do in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in May.

Commemorate Memorial Day Weekend at the Dallas Arboretum

Saturday thru Monday, May 25- 27, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Dallas Arboretum has planned a wonderful Memorial Day weekend of activities in the main garden and the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden.
 
FREE Admission for Vets and First Responders
 
In honor of our armed forces, the Arboretum offers FREE admission into the main garden all three days for active duty members and veterans of the United States military, and first responders with a valid photo ID. Emporium Pies’ ice cream truck, Rick’s Smokehouse BBQ, complimentary face painters, and a petting zoo will be onsite all weekend from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
 
Enjoy free craft beer and wine samples; and $2 hot dogs and $2 root beer floats, available at the Terrace Café. Entertainment free with paid garden admission.
              
Live Music on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn
 
  • May 25, 2-4 p.m.: The Red Wine Band kicks off the weekend bringing their Texas Country music to the garden.
  • May 26, 2-4 p.m.: Dance with one of Dallas’ most popular dance bands, Downtown Fever, an Emerald City Party Band.
  • May 27, Noon-2 p.m.: 3K Sisters, an indie folk-pop family band, delights with their unique sound and talented multi-instrumentalist band members.
Free beer and wine samples in A Tasteful Place at the Barbara and Bob Bigham Scenic Overlook: May 25-27: Noon to 3 p.m.
May 25: Kiepersol Vineyards & Winery
May 26: Franconia Brewing Company
May 27: District 9 Draught Haus
 
Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden
Learn the science behind some of the symbols and traditions of the holiday. A special lab will bring the red, white, and blue to the garden in exciting ways. Daily labs, demonstrations and permanent exhibits add to the learning adventure.
 
The Dallas Zoo, Entry Plaza
May 27 (only), 11:15 a.m.                                            
The Dallas Zoo is bringing a few of their favorite friends for an animal encounter. Stop by for a wild adventure with interesting critters.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Live the Fantasy Weekend
May 18 – 19
Hey, Fantasy enthusiasts, Cosplay fans and friends this weekend is just for you! Show up in your favorite costume for the costume contests (adults and children)each day, plus a children’s fairy initiation ceremony 

May 25 – 27: The Last Huzzah
Don’t miss the fun, food and games of the  Final Weekend Celebrations plus Veterans Parade & Fallen Heroes Memorial Tribute on Memorial Day

More information about Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Wildflower Arts and Music Festival

One of the most popular cultural events in North Texas, the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival returns to Richardson, Texas this month with well-known musical acts, exciting performers, family-friendly activities, local art vendors, and more.

The 3-day festival will be held May 17-19 at Galatyn Urban Park in Richardson.

Music, Food and Fun!

Jam out to big-name bands
This year the music schedule at Wildflower includes big-name acts like:

  • Fitz and the Tantrums
  • Judah & the Lion
  • Good Charlotte
  • Neon Trees
  • The Jacksons 50th Anniversary Tour
  • Blue Oyster Cult
  • The Guess Who and more!

An Aerosmith tribute band from California, Aeromyth, will also perform all weekend long. There’s a little something for every music lover, with over 100 national, regional, and local headliners performing on six stages.

Get your tickets now, for the Wildflower Arts Music Festival!


Scarborough Faire: A Weekend of Pageantry, Celebration and a Whole Lot of Fun!

Scarborough Faire Knight-Charging-into-Battle

Scarborough Renaissance Festival begins its 39th season on April 6, 2019 with a variety of exciting new shows, extraordinary new artisans and an enhanced sense of celebration and pageantry.

Scarborough Faire
Waxahachie, Texas
April 6 – May 27, 2019
Saturdays, Sundays, & Memorial Day Monday

There are new shows featuring jugglers, acrobats, comedians, Irish music, escape artists, a Fairy Court, Renaissance combat competitions, a Scottish Knighting ceremony and even a dragon slayer! New Artisans include offerings of pottery, brass rubbings, pet treats & accessories, hearth & home products, leather works, Renaissance & Steampunk costumes and even a larger than life-sized Grand Labyrinth game! It will be full of pageantry, celebration and a whole lot of fun!

We have some amazing new performers and incredibly talented artisans joining Scarborough for our 39th season and we can’t wait for everyone to come out and see them” says Coy Sevier, General Manager. “Our performing company has also been rehearsing since early February and have really stepped up their game, so you don’t want to miss it! We invite everyone to come Step Back in Time for the Time of their Lives at Scarborough Renaissance Festival® starting on April 6th!

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is interactive fun for everyone, 16th Century Style that will run every Saturday & Sunday (and Memorial Day Monday) for eight consecutive weekends April 6 through May 27, 2019. Visitors will enjoy full combat armored jousting, Birds of Prey exhibitions, the Mermaid Lagoon, Renaissance Combat competitions, Knighting ceremonies, a 150+ member performing company and 25+ stages of interactive and unique entertainment. You will also discover exquisite one-of-a-kind treasures at the 200+ shoppes and amazing artisan demonstrations along with Renaissance rides, games of skill and so much more.

Scarborough Faire Artisan’s Showcase

Each successive weekend has a different theme that includes:
Artisan’s Showcase (April 13 – 14)
Celtic Weekend/ Easter Celebration (April 20 – 21)
Royal Ale Festival & Spring Celebration (April 27 – 28)
Deaf Day (April 27)
Legends of the Seas (May 4 – 5)
Celebrating Chivalry & Mother’s Day Brunch (May 11 – 12)
Live the Fantasy (May 18 – 19)
The Last Huzzah (May 25 – 27)

Scarborough Faire Beer-Tasting-Event
Scarborough Faire Beer-Tasting-Event

Each weekend also has a variety of special events.  Scarborough Renaissance Festival offers “Food Fit for a King” that is a step above the traditional “festival food”. You and your family can feast on our famous giant roasted turkey legs (over 20 tons are consumed each season), Scottish Eggs, the largest food-on-a-stick selection in Texas, or try some of the daily special creations at our very own Pasta Palace and Scarborough Bakery. Our full-service restaurant & bar, the Rose & Crown Inn, offers a full-service dining experience with daily specials and signature items like Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers & Mash, meat pies and Muffulettas. 

Visitors 21 and over can partake in our custom blended Scarborough Mead, beer, wine and other adult beverages at one of the 12 pubs and taverns. For those with a more discerning palate, there are also daily wine and beer tasting events. Tastings require a separate ticket that can be purchased in advance at SRFestival.com or at the Festival (on festival days). Seating is limited and the tasting events regularly sell out, so it is recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance.

New Entertainment at this year’s Scarbourgh Faire

Juan-Miguel Scarborough Faire

The entertainment at this year’s Scarborough Renaissance Festival offers many exciting new additions along with favorites:

  • Captain Sir Francis Drake – A privateer and patriot home on leave who will raise glasses, melt lasses and leave knees weak in his wake!
  • Clash of Champions – Fighters from all over the world battle to win the title of Champion
  • Dr. Judas Lynch & Ms. Magnolia Strange – Catch the fantastical narratives and death-defying stunts of this crew of escape artists (May 4 – 27 only)
  • Drone – Stomp your feet to tunes played on a different style of bagpipe
  • Harmless Danger Juggling Show – A comedy juggling show with serious consequences
  • Kamikaze Fireflies – A madcap show that combines acrobatic thrills, sandwich making feet, non-stop laughter & more (featuring a former member of the Flaming Idiots)
  • Kris Colt – Black Rose – A modern bard with a lyrical style performing songs of both original and ancient origin (April 20 – 28 only)
  • Notes of Accord – From high born to low, all meet on the festive field of Music
  • Pictus – A unique take on primal drums and Highland bagpipes (April 20 – 21 only)
  • Pride of Ireland – Bringing the mirth and magic of the Emerald Isle through songs, jokes and banter (April 27 – May 27 only)
  • Randal Piper – Come witness a glimpse into the musical mind of chaos (April 6 – 21 only)
  • Scottish Knighting Ceremony – Margaret, Queen of Scotland and the Isles knights young guests
  • Sir Guy & The Dragon – The heroic hero, Sir Guy of Warwick, tells a heroic tale of heroism in which he heroically almost slays a dragon (May 11 – 27 only)
  • Syndicate Academy of Sword – Learn how to wield a sword! This hands-on experience teaches Spanish style techniques and how to use weapons of the Renaissance
  • The Beggar Queen – The queen of the people (or so she believes) wandering the lanes telling tales of the village and bringing smiles to all
  • The Gwendolyn Show – Part Trunk show, part audience participation and all funny
  • The Scarborough Tournament – Thrill to fighting, excitement, and feats of Daring-Do by the finest fighters of the village
Get your tickets for Scarborough Faire: www.srfestival.com/ticket-information